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The Loss of Civility - We Are One Zotted Family
counterbias.com ^ | April 27 2005 | Steve Horowitz

Posted on 05/15/2005 8:15:51 AM PDT by one happy family of man

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To: one happy family of man; MeekOneGOP; Blurblogger

FYI


51 posted on 05/15/2005 8:38:39 AM PDT by PilloryHillary (Can vegetarians eat animal crackers? pilloryhillary.com)
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To: international american
Your point in posting this??

Liberal angst and frustration..

52 posted on 05/15/2005 8:39:42 AM PDT by cardinal4 (Newly Discovered breed of Cephalopod - Billius Fristus)
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To: one happy family of man
For those hoping that a second term would cool the seething resentment of George Bush and his supporters over having to live in a democratic society,

Don't you have this backwards? Bush and the GOP won the election, right? Why in the world would they be objecting to living in a "democratic society?"

Its the left that is truly outraged about having to live in a democratic society. You're the ones whose collective jaws dropped when all those right-wing fanatics came out of the woodwork to outvote you. "Why, that's intolerable! We're smarter than they are, better educated, and now they control the Presidency and Congress. They think that gives them the right to enact their agenda, but they're just overlooking the fact that our wisdom means their votes shouldn't count. They may be in the majority, but that's really just a big mistake, because polls show people really don't like them."

Too bad, sport. We have elections to determine the direction this country will take, and you guys lost. For some odd reason, you think that our winning the election really doesn't mean much, and that its "antidemocratic" for us to wieled our majority status as if we actually won or something. Har-har.

As for your comments about Waxman, it never ceases to amaze me how you folk scream "censorship" or "antidemocratic" or "intolerant" whenever one of your own gets criticized for the content of his political speech. I always thought such criticism itself was political speech, but whatever. What amazes me is you level those charged without looking in the mirror and seeing the things you've said about Bush, Cheney, Rice, Rumsfeld, Bolton, Scalia, DeLaw, Frist, or whomever. Compare what's been said about Waxman by private individuals over some of the things that have been written by professional journalists about some Republican leaders.

Apparently, your rules of political debate are that you are permitted to make nasty personal attacks that demonize Republicans -- that's part of "fair political debate", right? But when the same comes right back at you, its an antidemocratic, fascist outrage.

Most Republicans are willing to play with the gloves either on, or off. You guys apparently believe that a fair fight is us wearing gloves, and you not. No thanks.

53 posted on 05/15/2005 8:39:45 AM PDT by XJarhead
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To: one happy family of man

DUmbass.


54 posted on 05/15/2005 8:39:56 AM PDT by clintonh8r (So....Is means testing now a conservative value? Apparently 40% of FReepers think it is.)
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To: one happy family of man
All of which begs the question...

You misued that phrase, Ms. Crappy Community College Dropout.

55 posted on 05/15/2005 8:42:17 AM PDT by clintonh8r (So....Is means testing now a conservative value? Apparently 40% of FReepers think it is.)
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To: international american
Actually, I thought I should drop it 20 - 45 seems more accurate for some of the DUs lately.

And then there are the ones with NO IQ.


56 posted on 05/15/2005 8:44:34 AM PDT by Lady Jag (Googolplex Star Thinker of the Seventh Galaxy of Light and Ingenuity)
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To: one happy family of man

"Fakkyuu"

57 posted on 05/15/2005 8:46:53 AM PDT by Enterprise (Abortion and "euthanasia" - the twin destroyers of the Democrat Party.)
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To: federal

The people of America supported George W. Bush over ALL of the "other guys" combined.

The Mainstream Media opposed Bush and continues to.

I wish the voters would wake up to this and understand that new reports come with bias.

I don't want to have another "Walter Cronkite - Most Trusted Man In America" type reporter. ALL reporters should be trustworthy, their job is to report the news, nothing else.

It's like saying, the most trusted mathmatician in the world. Unless they are prone to errors, they should all be interchangeable and their facts should hold up to scrutiny.

Some may say that they want "trusted" politicians. Politicians (like any lawyer) serve a client (party) and as such have an agenda by the very nature of the job. That includes making the best case for their position. That is the only way to WIN a debate.

Activist journalism blurs the line and tries to accomplish the job of politicians. Just because the state does not run the media in America does not mean that we are free from despotism of propaganda broadcasts and reports (from one party viewpoint).


58 posted on 05/15/2005 8:48:04 AM PDT by weegee (WE FOUGHT ZOGBYISM November 2, 2004 - 60 Million Voters versus 60 Minutes - BUSH WINS!!!)
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To: one happy family of man
So glad I made it before the Zot.

Wish some one would have alerted me with a BARF alert...my bib wasn't handy.

59 posted on 05/15/2005 8:49:25 AM PDT by Just A Nobody
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To: one happy family of man

in before the ZOTTTTT!!!!!


60 posted on 05/15/2005 8:50:24 AM PDT by AZHua87 (Insurgent BloggerVet!)
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To: Lady Jag

61 posted on 05/15/2005 8:51:36 AM PDT by Zacs Mom (Proud wife of a Marine! ... and purveyor of "rampant, unedited dialogue")
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To: one happy family of man

mmmmmmmm...I want one one happy family of man meal, a large coke, and a frostie....oh, and an apple pie


62 posted on 05/15/2005 8:52:32 AM PDT by woofie
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To: Justanobody
So glad I made it before the Zot.

Not quite. Better luck next time!

63 posted on 05/15/2005 8:52:47 AM PDT by rogue yam
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To: AZHua87
in before the ZOTTTTT!!!!!

Folks, please! Check the keywords for "ZOT."

64 posted on 05/15/2005 8:54:52 AM PDT by rogue yam
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To: one happy family of man
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65 posted on 05/15/2005 8:58:37 AM PDT by itsamelman (“Announcing your plans is a good way to hear God laugh.” -- Al Swearengen)
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To: PilloryHillary

That is one AWESOME rant! I love where the links go. Most Excellent! Creative. Stunning. I bow before you, your Humble Servant. ;)


66 posted on 05/15/2005 8:58:38 AM PDT by Diana in Wisconsin (Save The Earth. It's The Only Planet With Chocolate.)
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To: All
Looks like one happy family of man is now one unhappy family of man

*snicker*

67 posted on 05/15/2005 8:59:54 AM PDT by Kaslin
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To: Enterprise
I had to laugh. I visited the DUmmies last week and caught them in the middle of debating the admin's "plea for civility" amongst them. They couldn't even get through that conversation without telling each other to shut the heck up.

Manners and civility are long gone from the party that blew it by letting the immaturity of the leftists govern it.

68 posted on 05/15/2005 9:01:38 AM PDT by sageb1
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To: one happy family of man

69 posted on 05/15/2005 9:01:46 AM PDT by John Lenin (The Mainstream Media needs to be crushed !)
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To: XJarhead
I only have one small addition to your statement.
You said, "We have elections to determine the direction this country will take."
It seems to me that the direction was decided a little over 200 years ago with the adoption of the Constitution. Until recently, the only quibble was how to go in that direction. Lately, however, the liberals have been fighting tooth and nail to take us in a different direction, one confirmed by history to be wrong. Now the elections are to try to keep us going in the direction that we know always works, or to take a sharp left turn to our downfall.
70 posted on 05/15/2005 9:02:39 AM PDT by wolfpat (dum vivimus, vivamus)
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To: one happy family of man

Here's a brain-teaser for folks like you: What color am I typing? Hint: it's not REALLY a color!

Your ZOT is showing.


71 posted on 05/15/2005 9:05:11 AM PDT by AmericanChef
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To: one happy family of man; All
Current, real-life example: To see how hate and ignorance have poisoned political debate at the lowest levels of society, check out the reaction of the crew at FreeRepublic.com to news that Rep. Henry Waxman is accusing the Bush administration – based on its admitted record of inaccuracy – of trying to conceal the true number of terrorist incidents

What is it with liberals and run on sentences?
72 posted on 05/15/2005 9:08:59 AM PDT by Vision (When Hillary Says She's Going To Put The Military On Our Borders...She Becomes Our Next President)
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To: one happy family of man

Umm, dude, to see hate poisoning politics, look at Mr Reid.


73 posted on 05/15/2005 9:08:59 AM PDT by Darksheare (What do you mean I'm that old? I am not! You can't prove it! I'm telling!)
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To: one happy family of man

PIFFLE..


74 posted on 05/15/2005 9:11:09 AM PDT by MEG33 (GOD BLESS OUR ARMED FORCES)
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To: sageb1

I agree. It's hard for them to break a behavioral lack of "manners and civility" which has gone on for decades. There may have been a point in time when this could have been stopped. But too many people would have had to agree to be mature and sincere. And Reid is a fantastic example of why this was, and is, still not possible.


75 posted on 05/15/2005 9:21:41 AM PDT by Enterprise (Abortion and "euthanasia" - the twin destroyers of the Democrat Party.)
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To: Vision

excessive use of adjectives = spin


76 posted on 05/15/2005 9:39:46 AM PDT by sageb1
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To: Vision

They hope you stop listening to them before you discover they don't have a real point.


77 posted on 05/15/2005 10:47:55 AM PDT by MacDorcha (In Theory there is no difference between theory and practice. In practice there is.)
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To: Arrowhead1952
Is this a different TROLL ping list than Meekies? If so count me in!      I love the smell of ZOT in the mornin'.

78 posted on 05/15/2005 10:59:54 AM PDT by Allosaurs_r_us (for a fee........I'm happy to be........Your BACKDOOR MAN!....Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap!)
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To: Allosaurs_r_us

I have a small list, but we both have several FReepers that are the same. Sometimes he pings me and sometimes I ping him. Just depends who finds the trolls first.


79 posted on 05/15/2005 11:02:54 AM PDT by Arrowhead1952 (Give Byrd the Byrd option now.)
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To: one happy family of man

"whose views were well outside reasonable expectations of impartiality, fairness and moderation;"


I get a kick out of the liberals thinking they are the only ones without impartiality and with fairness and moderation, considering they think teaching homosexual sex acts to 5 year olds is "impartiality", who think banning religion is "fairness", and banning guns based on false beliefs is "moderation".

Liberals are the dumbest creatures on Earth. Ever.


80 posted on 05/15/2005 11:06:17 AM PDT by shellshocked (They're undocumented Border Patrol agents, not vigilantes.)
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To: MacDorcha

I think they're trying to make a lame point seem very complex and interesting.


81 posted on 05/15/2005 11:08:52 AM PDT by Vision (When Hillary Says She's Going To Put The Military On Our Borders...She Becomes Our Next President)
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To: one happy family of man
Waxman, waxman? ...Hmmm...

Isn't he the anthropomorphic rat who made good and moved to Washington to star in that children's show Henry's Two Minute Hate?

Sounds awful familiar, I just can't pin it down.

Henry needs to slow down, take off the aluminum foil and stop trying to out conspiracy theory old Art Bell.
82 posted on 05/15/2005 11:09:49 AM PDT by Dr.Zoidberg (Children's classic songs updated for Islam "If you're happy and you know it, Go Kaboom!")
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To: one happy family of man

Short bus leave without you again?


83 posted on 05/15/2005 11:14:38 AM PDT by WestVirginiaRebel (Carnac: A siren, a baby and a liberal. Answer: Name three things that whine.)
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To: one happy family of man

I went to the Counter Bias website out of morbid curiousity to see what articles are published there. Looks like the same old tired liberal rant and rave to me. You clowns need some air freshener and some adult supervision. Fortunately for you, we are here to provide the latter. The stink is on you to fix.


84 posted on 05/15/2005 11:15:43 AM PDT by TADSLOS (Right Wing Infidel since 1954)
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To: one happy family of man

Please jump off a bridge. You're polluting the gene pool.


85 posted on 05/15/2005 11:38:27 AM PDT by TBarnett34 ("Unnngh!" -John F'n Kerry, 11/2/04)
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To: one happy family of man

In after the Zot.


86 posted on 05/15/2005 11:44:14 AM PDT by BulletBobCo
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To: Uncle Fud

Ah! A plane with a purpose!! Go Uncle!!!!


87 posted on 05/15/2005 12:19:30 PM PDT by international american (Tagline now flameproof....purchased from "Conspiracy Guy Custom Taglines"LLC)
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To: paltz
Excellent.
88 posted on 05/15/2005 12:52:38 PM PDT by BenLurkin (O beautiful for patriot dream - that sees beyond the years)
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